Past events

09
Dec
2014

War Studies Seminar: The battle for Ap Bac, South Vietnam - and why it is still relevant.

Visiting Professor Clive Williams MG

Presenter: Visiting Professor Clive Williams MG

Abstract:

The battle for Ap Bac in South Vietnam in January 1963 led eventually to a substantial...

20
Nov
2014

Defence Diplomacy: Is the game worth the candle?

Associate Professor Brendan Taylor, Dr John Blaxland, Professor Nick Bisley, Lieutenant General (Ret.) Peter Leahy

Few Defence topics have been as...

19
Nov
2014

Fresh from the lab: What the latest techniques can tell us about how Australians view our major foreign policy challenges

Dr Charles Miller

Abstract: The 2008 US Presidential Election introduced the general public to many of the innovative techniques which political scientists and others have developed to analyse survey...

11
Nov
2014

Escalation in the East China Sea: A Political and Military Possibility

Professor Robert Ayson and Emeritus Professor Des Ball

Even if the leaders of China and Japan can lessen the significant political tensions between North Asia's two biggest powers, the East China Sea dispute could still spark a bilateral...

15
Oct
2014

Not Sleepwalking: The origins of the First World War Revisited

Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton

Abstract: After many years of broad consensus among serious historians, the origins of the First World War are once again fiercely contested. In this lecture Professor Gary Sheffield...

20
Sep
2014

INTERFET: Reflections on the 1999 East Timor Crisis

Admiral Chris Barrie

Following the vote in favour of self-determination in 1999 chaos engulfed East Timor. Dozens of buildings burned, thousands of people were displaced from their homes and some were injured or...

04
Sep
2014

2014 John Gee Memorial Lecture: weapons of mass destruction and the US rebalance to Asia

Christopher R Hill

Chaired by:  Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA, Chancellor of The Australian National University

Lecture Title: weapons of mass destruction and the US...

26
Aug
2014

The Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951 - 1975

Tristan Moss

Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) Public Lecture

In 1972, just prior to Papua New Guinea's independence, almost one in ten regular soldiers in the Australian Army were Papua...

12
Aug
2014

The End of the Line: The experiences of Australian prisoners of war in Japan

Dr Lachlan Grant, Military History Section, Australian War Memorial

STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE (SDSC) WAR STUDIES SEMINAR

Presented by Dr Lachlan Grant, Military History Section, Australian War Memorial 

The experiences of...

21
Jul
2014

The 19th Century Transformation of Great Powers and Strategic Relations: The Mode of Power in International Security

Barry Buzan, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, at The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) Public Lecture

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